Date: Mon, 5 Jan 1998 14:11:01 -0500 From: Beverly Flanigan Subject: Re: All-America teams now "I vas dere, Charley" Ah, yes, the question form "Vas you dere, Charley?" rings an even louder bell in my memory, I suppose because the lack of S-V agr struck my prescriptivist-teenager ears. Dave Bergdahl adds that it was supposedly Yinglish (Yiddish English), but would Baron von Munchausen have spoken Yinglish? The radio program could make him whatever it wanted to, of course.